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Click here to download the Florida Junior Theatre Festival How to Slate.

The 2017 Festival is over! Thank you all for a magical time.


Click here to download the Florida Junior Theatre Festival 2017 Festival Results.

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Click here to download the Florida Junior Theatre Festival 2017 Super Program.

Click here to download the Florida Junior Theatre Festival 2017 Orlando Convention Center Parking Information.


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The schedule for Junior Thespian Festival 2017 has been posted. You can login to the system and see your times on the main page under the schedule list section. If any of the times are in conflict you can request time changes on site when arriving for registration.

NOTE: LARGE GROUP MUSICAL is on Friday, all other IEs are on Saturday.
NOTE: Parking is not free at the Convention Center however dropping people off is. Please consider having your buses go back to the hotel after dropping people off.
NOTE: The following items will be on sale all day on Saturday, February 11 at Dr. Phillips High School:

Chick Fil A Chick Biscuits
Donuts
Chick Fil A Nuggets
Pizza
SUBS - Veggie Option
Snacks
Drinks
Candy
Hot Dogs



NEW! Social Media!

One of our goals this year is to use more social media. We hope to post updated information leading up to
and throughout the festival as it becomes available including information like Critics' Choices, maps,
directions, and other helpful and important information.
Please like, follow, and share!
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Hotel information updated below and special Universal ticket offer!

As of December 13rd we've added another host hotel.

Click the photo below for a special offer from Universal Studios Orlando for Florida State Junior Thespians. much fun!

Registration information updated below

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Happy Holidays! As of November 26th we've updated the registration prices and dates.

New! Venue and date information!

It's a convention center, Harry. The 2017 festival will be held February 9-11, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

2017 FESTIVAL DATES

Thursday, February 9, 2017:

Orange County Convention Center (West Building) Chapin Theater
9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
(Registration, Entertainment, One Act Plays)
One Acts and Workshops will be held Thursday all day.

Friday, February 10, 2017:

Orange County Convention Center (West Building) Chapin Theater
9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
(Registration, One Act Plays, Workshops, Large Group Musical Individual Event, Entertainment, Opening Ceremony)
One Acts and Workshops will be held Friday all day.
Opening Ceremonies will be on Friday at 7pm. (There is only one ceremony, no ticketing.)

Saturday, February 11, 2017:

Dr. Phillips High School
6500 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819
(Registration, All Individual Events EXCEPT Large Group Musical; Workshops, Entertainment, and Vendor Room)
Individual Events, Vendors, and Workshops will be held Saturday all day.

Orange County Convention Center (West Building) Chapin Theater
9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
(Entertainment and Closing Ceremony)
Closing Ceremonies will be held on Saturday at 7pm. (There is only one ceremony, no ticketing.)

SPECIAL NOTE: Large Group Musical Individual Event will be moved to Friday afternoon at the convention center due to the lack of a suitable staging area at the high school on Saturday. We apologize for any inconvenience--but you'll get to perform your Large Group on an amazingly beautiful stage Friday afternoon at the Chapin Theater!

2016-17 Titles

The Secret Garden (Musical) - Samuel French
Peter Pan (Musical) - Samuel French
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich - Dramatists
Tom Sawyer by Paul Kester - Samuel French

The Florida Junior Theatre Assessments for Individual Events are here.
The Florida Junior Theatre Assessments for One Acts are here.

No one under the age of 5 will be admitted into any of the performance rooms.

2017 REGISTRATION INFO

Online Registration Window: December 12-January 11.
THERE IS NO LATE REGISTRATION.
State Festival Checks RECEIVED by January 17 (or pay $150 late fee)

2017 HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS

Our host hotel is the Avanti Resort Orlando
It's the hotel, Harry.
www.AvantiResort.com

Our secondary host hotel is the CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort
It's another hotel, Ron.
www.cocokeyorlando.com

Please see the Hotel Offering page for more information.

STATUS AND TROUPE INFO

Go to this website :EdTA Troupe Search
Ensure that your STATUS is ACTIVE. If it is, you are correctly affiliated and will receive all registration materials. If your troupe is not on this list, you need to call the International Office at 513-421-3900 and see what needs to be done to get your troupe affiliated once more.

COSTS

Required Troupe Participation Fee : $55 Per Troupe (includes participation in the festival and full set of tech scripts for next year's plays.)
State Registration Cost: $55 Per Person (includes participation in the festival, a t-shirt, plus security and insurance fees. This does not include meals, hotel, or transportation.)

Day Passes Ordered Online with registration are $30 Per Person, Per Day. Day Passes purchased at the festival are $45 per day. Day Passes do not grant access to opening and closing ceremonies.

XX-Large and XXX-Large T-Shirts: additional $2.00 each

Change or Cancel fee $20.00 per performance after January 11

YOU MUST ATTEND THE DISTRICT FESTIVAL YOU ARE ZONED FOR OR GO THROUGH AN APPEAL PROCESS TO PERFORM AT ANOTHER DISTRICT FESTIVAL. CONTACT THE STATE DIRECTOR FOR THIS PROCESS.

CELL PHONE RULE: If your cell phones goes off in a performance room or if you leave a performance space in the middle of a performance, your badge will be pulled and you will not be able to enter into any other performance spaces.

NUMBER OF EVENTS PER TROUPE

You may register for 8 performance and 4 technical events.

Performance event categories are:
Monologue, Duet Acting, Ensemble Acting, Solo Musical, Duet Musical, Small Group Musical, Large Group Musical, Pantomime, Improvisation.

Technical event categories are:
Set Design, Costume Design, Marketing/Publicity Design, Scene Writing, Makeup Design.

The events registered must have been rated Superior at your district festival to attend state festival.
4 Excellent events total can be given exceptions and attend the state festival. The Excellent rated events can be either performance OR technical categories total, NOT 4 EACH.

There is no limit to a specific category as long as it does not exceed 8 performances or 4 technical.
District Showcase performance events are included in this count. District Showcase events are any performance that represents your district during the opening ceremony.

NEW:For the Scene Writing category, all scenes must be uploaded into eventweb and assigned to your Scene Writing event at the time of registration. NO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JANUARY 11.

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